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Lily Skull Earrings - One-of-a-Kind w Yellow Carved Stone Skulls, Aqua Czech Glass Flowers, Red Coral Beads & Sterling Silver Ear Wires

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These earrings were originally $28. In the spirit of the season, they're now reduced 55% to just $15!


These earrings are perfect for October celebration, but they're little folk art pieces for your ears, suitable for any day of the year! I wear mine all the time (I even have a green and red pair I wear in December!). Grab this one-of-a-kind pair of earrings while you can, at a crazy-low price!


These earrings are the result of a collaboration with my mother, as together we created a pair of skull earrings for each of our Arizona Yetman relatives (who take part in Tucson's traditional Mexican Day of the Dead / dia de los Muertos celebrations*). I saved some of my favorites for the shop (shhh!), including this super-cool one-of-a-kind pair. They're definitely perfect for Halloween and dia de los Muertos* but they're great for TODAY and every day. You'll wear them all the time (jeans, white t-shirt, skull earrings = good to go!) ~ They're year-round folk art sculptures for your ears!

The centerpiece beads in this pair are mustard-yellow skulls (~3/4"), hand-carved from howlite stone.** Below the centerpiece beads are tiny (3.5mm) sterling silver flower spacers. The skulls have aqua Czech glass flowers as "hats" -- these pretty posies have delicately etched petals that are luminous and bright, and they are beautiful with the golden yellow of the skulls. They are balanced upon wavy hammered sterling silver disks. Rich red coral balls nestle in the flowers, and teeny (1.5mm) sterling silver rounded cubes finish the earrings on top.

The earrings measure 1 inch bead to bead, and they swing 2 inches from silver shepherd wires.***

Your earrings will be accompanied by a handmade card that describes the beads & wires. Gift wrapping is free upon request -- Be sure to leave instructions in the Notes to Seller at checkout.

*I've found that some people fear/disapprove of the Day of the Dead, believing it to be a pagan/sacrilegious event, associated with witchcraft or "Dark Arts." In fact, it's a centuries old, festive tradition in which Latin American families (who are generally practicing Catholics) honor their deceased ancestors. It's celebrated in all corners of Central and South (and North, of course) America, with joyful gatherings that may incorporate dances and parades, colorful shrines to the departed, bright painted masks, traditional foods, and ALWAYS flowers, especially marigolds.

Here's Wikipedia's description of the Day of the Dead: "Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl. In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures." Wikipedia, Oct. 21, 2011.

For a fascinating look at Día de los Muertos in several American cultures, check out my awesome uncle's PBS show, "In the Americas with David Yetman." In the first episode, Dave visits Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, Los Angeles, and Tucson: It's a great show!!!

**Howlite, sometimes called "buffalo turquoise," is a white stone that is often dyed to masquerade as or replace actual turquoise (its weight, texture, and veining properties are similar to turquoise, and it is a less costly alternative to turquoise and other gems. It's perfect for brightly colored, carved folk art pieces like these skulls. // As each of the skull beads has been hand-carved, every single one is unique and lovely, beautiful pieces by themselves. I actually saved a small assortment of skulls for our bookshelf, where they've become an eye-catching piece of folk art!

***The ear wires shown on these earrings didn't hold up as well as I'd hoped. I'll change them so that your earrings will include sterling silver OR surgical steel wires (you choose). If you don't have a preference, I'll use sterling silver shepherd wires that look very much like the wires shown.
Jools Yetman-Michaelson

Lily Skull Earrings - One-of-a-Kind w Yellow Carved Stone Skulls, Aqua Czech Glass Flowers, Red Coral Beads & Sterling Silver Ear Wires


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: golden yellow carved howlite stone skulls, etched aqua czech glass flower beads, red coral round beads, hammered sterling silver wavy disks, sterling silver flower spacers, sterling silver rounded cubes, silver ear wires to be chosen
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